Nova Scotia announced 61 new cases of COVID-19 today, Tuesday, November 30.
By Nova Scotia Health zone, the new cases break down as:
• 33 Northern
• 24 Central
• 4 Western
• 0 Eastern
“While there is a low level of ongoing community transmission in the northern part of Nova Scotia, the higher case numbers we’re seeing in the area yesterday and today are associated with a cluster of cases in a defined group of largely unvaccinated individuals,” explains Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang in a press release. “They are co-operating with local public health and the cases appear to be contained within this group.”
Strang did not further identify the cluster.
There is a large increase in active cases in the Pictou Community Health Network. However, there are no new cases associated with the East Cumberland Lodge nursing home in Pugwash.
There are now 200 known active cases in the province. Fourteen people are in hospital with the disease, four of whom are in ICU. Thiry-one people are considered newly recovered, which means they are no longer contagious and not necessarily that they aren’t sick.
Yesterday, 3,386 doses of vaccine were administered:
• 484 first doses
• 844 second doses
• 2,058 third doses
By end of day yesterday, 84.7% of the entire population (including young children) have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 81.4% have received at least two doses.
Vaccination appointments are now open for anyone 5 years old or older; you can book a vaccination appointment here.
People in rural areas who need transportation to a vaccination appointment should contact Rural Rides, which will get you there and back home for just $5. You need to book the ride 24 hours ahead of time.
By age cohort, today’s new cases break down as:
• 29 are aged 0-11
• 2 are aged 12-19
• 18 are aged 20-39
• 8 are aged 40-59
• 4 are aged 60-79
• 0 are aged 80+
The active cases across the province are distributed as follows:
• 46 in the Halifax Peninsula/Chebucto Community Health Network
• 11 in the Dartmouth/Southeastern Community Health Network
• 31 in the Bedford/Sackville Community Health Network
• 0 in the Eastern Shore/Musquodoboit Community Health Network
• 1 in the West Hants Community Health Network
• 4 not assigned to a Community Health Network
• 0 in the Cape Breton Community Health Network
• 0 in the Inverness, Victoria & Richmond Community Health Network
• 3 in the Antigonish & Guysborough Community Health Network
• 32 in the Colchester/East Hants Community Health Network
• 42 in the Pictou Community Health Network
• 22 in the Cumberland Community Health Network
• 6 in the Annapolis and Kings Community Health Network
• 0 in the Lunenburg & Queens Community Health Network
• 2 in the Yarmouth, Shelburne & Digby Community Health Network
Nova Scotia Health labs completed 2,999 PCR tests yesterday. This does not include the antigen tests administered at the pop-up testing sites.
You do not need a health card to get tested.
Pop-up testing (antigen testing) is for asymptomatic people over 16 who have not been to the potential COVID exposure sites (see map below); results usually within 20 minutes. Pop-up testing has been scheduled for the following sites:
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Alderney Gate, 4-6pm
Halifax Convention Centre, noon-7pm
Alderney Gate, 10am-2pm
You can also get PCR testing at the Nova Scotia Health labs by going here. Appointments can be made for the IWK, or for various locations in each of the health zones (appointments may not be available at each site).
Potential exposure advisories
Nova Scotia Health issued several potential COVID exposure advisories yesterda, and four new school exposures.
We’ve collected all the active advisories for potential COVID exposures on bus routes and flights here. I’ll be adding schools to the map tonight.
The updated potential COVID exposure advisory map is below; you can zoom in and click on the coronavirus icons to get information about each site.
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